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ICJ Media Review: 76 human rights organisations call for prosecution of Liberian war crimes

UN Human Rights Council
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 22:49

In this week's review, news about Bashir’s travel and Djibouti’s ICC obligations, a UN Human Rights Commission report on war crimes in South Sudan, submissions on sentencing in Bemba et al., possible war crimes in Yemen prisons, Colombia’s visit to the ICC Prosecutor’s office and more:

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A Liberian war criminal tried to conceal his past but a US court finds him guilty

Tom Woewiyu
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 18:47

Former BBC correspondent Elizabeth Blunt recently testified in a US court against Tom Woewiyu, former rebel spokesman, on his role the Liberian war. But what sentence might he get, having been found guilty of immigration fraud and perjury rather than war crimes?

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ICJ Media Review: Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone approves Charles Taylor’s Request for a new Attorney

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 14:54

In this week's review, news about Palestine’s ICC referral and reactions, the ICC Appeals Chamber’s decision on amicus requests, Bashir’s travels, scheduling order for Bemba Appeals judgment, Guatemalan convictions for crimes against humanity, report on crimes by the Nigerian military, Charles Taylor’s representation and more

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Justice for Liberia: The Way Forward After Historic Verdict and 30-Year Sentence

Mohammed Jabbateh, the Liberian warlord
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 20:36

On 19 April 2018, Mohammed Jabbateh, the Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah”, was sentenced to 30 years in prison in Philadelphia, the culmination of a landmark case in the United States and marking a long-overdue milestone for justice in Liberia. What are the next steps in the Liberian Quest for Justice?

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My Fellow Liberians: accountability is needed now more than ever

Ken Harper - Together Liberia
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 16:21

In 2017, for the first time in history, voices of victims of the first Liberian civil war were heard in the criminal trial of Mohammed Jabbateh, aka Jungle Jabbah, a former Liberian warlord residing in Philadelphia USA. The Jabbateh trial showed that justice can be achieved without violence and it raised hope for thousands of Liberians. But the lack of accountability for grave crimes is an obstacle to peace and stability, and a potential cause for future conflict that must be addressed adequately. Now more than ever we need to make sure that Liberians are well-informed of the trials coming up outside the country.

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